I wrote Gen. Sheridan, asking him to take personal control of the situation on the Rio Grande.
WASHINGTON, July 13, 1865-11 a. m.
I would like You to go to the Rio Grande in person for a few days and manage affairs there according to Your judgment. What You have done seems so well that I desire to change nothing. Do You not think it advisable to relieve Granger from command in Texas? If so, relieve him.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 15, p 259
O.R., I, xlviii, part 2, p 1075